H. R. 2168, REAL Act of 2019.

Full Tile: Restoring Education And Learning Act of 2019.

Summary: To reinstate Federal Pell Grant eligibility for individuals incarcerated in Federal and State penal institutions, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/21/19.

STATUS: Introduced 4/09/19 by Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] .


  • In this era of rediscovered bipartisan enthusiasm for criminal justice reform, it’s time for Congress and President Trump to take the next step and make the REAL Act law. The REAL (Restoring Education And Learning) Act, which has been introduced in both houses of Congress with Republican and Democrat sponsorship, would repeal the ban against state and federal prisoners receiving Pell grants that pay for college classes they take while still incarcerated. (Source: Forbes)


Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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